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Colin

As a teacher and a practitioner of hot yoga, I encourage a strong connection to the awareness of breath.

It took me many years of practice before I truly realized how important this is. What finally dawned on me was that if I could control my breathing I could then exert influence over my body and eventually over my mind, as well. I have devoted myself to regular practice for many years and every time I step into the room I am grateful for the chance to do so. I first encountered this yoga in 2007 after a friend challenged me to get through one single class. That first class was tough and life-changing because I quickly sensed that this yoga, this specific set of postures in this specific environment, would help me heal and keep my body healthy for the rest of my life. So I went back and have been going back regularly since that time and love the yoga journey that has unfolded over the years. As a teacher now, I draw inspiration from the focus and dedication that I see from our students every day in the room.

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Louisa

Louisa took her first yoga class at Bikram Yoga of Corvallis in about 2006 after her friend and boss at the time kept encouraging her to go.

She had taken a “yoga for relaxation” class that did nothing for her. Being a heat lover, she found her first class to be exceptional and the best workout of her life. Yoga is now a huge part of her life and does everything for her. She feels she can relate almost any life experience or feeling to what happens in the yoga room. Everything is connected and yoga means union.
Louisa completed Raja Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2018 and started teaching the 2nd day back from training. She knows for sure that yoga heals, since she went to training with pain and now can practice asanas, her nursing profession and enjoy activities she loves with minimal to no pain.
Louisa is a nurse, lactation consultant, wife, mother of 2 grown children and has and Aussie and 2 cats. She loves nutrition, writing, gardening, yoga (duh), belly dancing, hiking and connecting with nature. Her greatest joy has been watching her children grow into amazing humans while also getting to be entertained by all their amazing talents in dance, music and overall coolness.
If Louisa could influence humans to do only 2 things, it would be to have everyone go to yoga and for everyone to be excellent to each other.
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Louisa

Louisa took her first yoga class at Bikram Yoga of Corvallis in about 2006 after her friend and boss at the time kept encouraging her to go.

She had taken a “yoga for relaxation” class that did nothing for her. Being a heat lover, she found her first class to be exceptional and the best workout of her life. Yoga is now a huge part of her life and does everything for her. She feels she can relate almost any life experience or feeling to what happens in the yoga room. Everything is connected and yoga means union.
Louisa completed Raja Yoga Teacher Training in the Spring of 2018 and started teaching the 2nd day back from training. She knows for sure that yoga heals, since she went to training with pain and now can practice asanas, her nursing profession and enjoy activities she loves with minimal to no pain.
Louisa is a nurse, lactation consultant, wife, mother of 2 grown children and has and Aussie and 2 cats. She loves nutrition, writing, gardening, yoga (duh), belly dancing, hiking and connecting with nature. Her greatest joy has been watching her children grow into amazing humans while also getting to be entertained by all their amazing talents in dance, music and overall coolness.
If Louisa could influence humans to do only 2 things, it would be to have everyone go to yoga and for everyone to be excellent to each other.
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Colin

As a teacher and a practitioner of hot yoga, I encourage a strong connection to the awareness of breath.

It took me many years of practice before I truly realized how important this is. What finally dawned on me was that if I could control my breathing I could then exert influence over my body and eventually over my mind, as well. I have devoted myself to regular practice for many years and every time I step into the room I am grateful for the chance to do so. I first encountered this yoga in 2007 after a friend challenged me to get through one single class. That first class was tough and life-changing because I quickly sensed that this yoga, this specific set of postures in this specific environment, would help me heal and keep my body healthy for the rest of my life. So I went back and have been going back regularly since that time and love the yoga journey that has unfolded over the years. As a teacher now, I draw inspiration from the focus and dedication that I see from our students every day in the room.